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Posted: 07/08/22 06:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gdetrailer wrote:

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Gdetrailer wrote:

Digital broadcasting via ATSC (the digital TV standard now used) has a lot of flaws, local RF noise severely impacts the reception, rain, snow, trees all affect the distance and then with many more UHF frequencies available than VHF really impacts the distance. UHF is strictly "line of sight", doesn't bend with the Earths curvature, signal will skip over deep valleys between hills and buildings, trees or other solid obstacles simply block it..


Yes, much more sensitive and less range. Not technically correct but effectively the power that used to go into one channel is now split up.

Also, unlike the old analog where the picture might be a little fuzzy but you could watch it. Digital is there or it's not. So when you are at marginal range, it usually means nothing or frequent freezing of the image.


Actually all of the stations ATSC output power ....


As I said, "not technically correct".


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Dutch_12078 wrote:

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Get on the "Visible" group rate for "unlimited" talk,data and hot spot. Granted its not really unlimited but I use it just as a back up when needed. My wife and my T-mobile phones on the geezer plan give you quite a bit of data/hot spot.

Back to Visible.....my plan is 25.00 a month on Verizon network but I think they still offer AT&T network, if that works better for you. I still do have Sat but streaming is nice to have when you want it/need it.


The Visible unlimited talk, text, and data is in fact unlimited. It is a prioritized service that can slow down on highly congested towers, but that only lasts as long as the congestion lasts.

Visible is wholly owned by Verizon and only works on Verizon towers. They do not offer any service on AT&T towers. Tracfone, also owned by Verizon, does offer phones on AT&T's and T-Mobile's towers, as well as there own, but no unlimited data service.


Thank you for setting the record straight on what "Visible" offers. I got in on the deal a few years back and the basic use of our Visible phone is as a back up to our T mobile phones during our RV'ing trip both for connectivity and streaming.


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I started out to stream TV by tethering to my phone. I quickly discovered that Spectrum's "unlimited" plan throttles the data my phone uses as a hot spot at 5GB, even though I am supposed to get 20GB before throttling. I guess if I want to watch TV on my phone, I'm covered. Might check your provider for the details on how much unthrottled data you are allowed when using your phone as a hot spot.


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Posted: 07/08/22 08:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have used my AT&T hotspot with my roku. As long as you have a decent cell signal it works really well.

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I saw a tiktok of someone in an rv that uses the t-mobile 5g unlilmited internet for 50 a month

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T Mobile 5G wifi home internet

No contract and $50 per month. The device can be taken with you in your RV and used while on the road. I did just such (Renton - HB, Ca and back for 3.5 weeks) I purchased a 300w inverter that plugs into cigarette light. Worked great!


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